"Smiling increases your face value." Elan Sun Star’s new book “Smile" is a thorough
and comprehensive treatment of the important subject of smiling. The superb photos
are uplifting, inspiring, and heartwarming.
The text has been thoroughly researched and is full of common sense, humor, and solid
This book needs to be on the coffee table of every home around the world, in every
library, in every classroom, and on the bookshelves of every major academic center
and university in the world, as well as in the personal offices of every professional
in the world who deals with people, be they doctors, nurses, psychologists, counselors,
educators, lawyers, public relations firms, human resource personnel, media personnel,
(including TV and movie producers, journalists and reporters), and in the hands of
just about everyone else interested in improving the quality of their life experience.
As a physician who treats not only physical maladies, but also people with mental
and emotional problems, I can't imagine a more effective or powerful prescription
for health than the daily reading of even one or two pages of this beautiful book!"
Arthur H. Brownstein, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Author: Healing Back Pain Naturally (Harbor Press 1999), Extraordinary
Healing (Harbor Press 2005)
“Occasionally a book comes along that expresses something beautiful in a simple,
refreshing and delightful way. So it is with this book, Smile. Elan Sun Star’s masterful
photographs and informative text uplift the soul and make all of us aware of how
truly wonderful life is.
It is with great pleasure that I write the forward for this inspiring book. As a
medical doctor I am dedicated to the mental and physical health of my patients. Elan
Sun Star, a world famous photographer and spiritual teacher, has made a contribution
to the world and to the health of everyone. He reminds us how we can also contribute
to the happiness of the world by simply smiling. Smiling is contagious. One smile
leads to another and another and another. Enjoy this wonderful book, give it to others,
and create a wave of smiles that spread to your family, friends, communities, and
across the world.”
David R. Allen, M.D.
The Longevity Clinic
Hollywood /Los Angeles, California
" As they accumulate and compound, genuine smiles and heartfelt positive emotions
transform people and communities for the better.
In this unique book/website, SMILE!!!!, Elan Sun Star, the author, weaves strands
of science and culture together with his photographic art to create an inspiring
You can hardly prevent yourself from being moved and transformed by these images
of profound beauty; joy and hope.